Thu.Sep 21, 2017

Interview with Zontee Hou

Onalytica B2B

Zontee Hou – Senior Strategist at Convince & Convert. Key Topics: Content Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behavior. Location: Brooklyn, New York.

Why Lead Nurturing Success Means Not Asking for the Sale

The Point

I was left a voicemail earlier this week by a sales rep that I talked to (briefly) about 6 months ago. His message today was, in summary: “Are you ready to engage with us yet?”. Now, not only was I not ready, I barely remember what his company does.

Branding as a Framework for Customer Experience Management

Modern Marketing

In today’s digital, social, and app-driven economy; companies face an increasingly complex environment when it comes to managing their customer experience.

Enough of the Guru Worship: Why We Should Demote Our Favorite Experts

Marketing Insider Group

We hear it all the time: We live and work in the “Information Age.” And most of the time, this is something to celebrate! We have more access, more ways to self-express, more choice, more technology, and more opportunities. It’s great! But… The Information Age has a dark side: Advice Overload. It’s just so easy […]. The post Enough of the Guru Worship: Why We Should Demote Our Favorite Experts appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

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How-to Help Sales Understand Your Product Through Video

Vidyard

If there’s one truth when it comes to gossip, it’s that it can take on a life of it’s own.

NO OVERKILL: How creatives and content marketers need processes and systems

ScribbleLive

We can just write and produce stories. Give me some space to be creative here.”. And while that may work for some projects, it doesn’t work that well in a high-performance job environment, especially when a project has lots of stakeholders (i.e. more than two). So, systems can help on many fronts. “A A few years ago when I got my first job, I was overwhelmed by not knowing where we were at over the course of a project. Was a project done? What’s the first step? What do we do next?

How the New York Times Uses Interactive Content

SnapApp

Want to know an interesting fact? . In 2013, the most popular story published by the New York Times wasn’t a story at all. . It was an interactive assessment. . What’s more: It was published on December 21, just 11 days before the end of the year.

11 Automated Emails You Should Be Sending with Your Engagement Platform

Modern B2B Marketing

If you’ve got a substantial email list, there’s no sense in just sitting on it, and letting it stagnate. Make the most of each and every contact on that list, through your targeted email campaigns in order to see the best results.

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How to Prepare Contact & Account for an Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Among B2B communities, 2017 brought upon several new concepts, trends and technologies… But perhaps none captured more attention than the re-emergence of account-based marketing as a viable growth strategy.

Meet the Vidyard Team, Video Style: Sofia Loureiro

Vidyard

Meet the Team is our chance to introduce you to the fabulous, quirky, talented people who work at Vidyard, using our favorite medium — video! For this episode, we caught up with Sofia Loureiro, User Experience Designer at Vidyard.

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How To Use Marketing Attribution Data In Your Next Board Meeting

bizible

The contents of a board meetings should be carefully chosen by marketing executives who strive for a greater stake in the organization. Understanding the big picture, having a vision or plan for growth, and showing accountability to financial metrics are a few ways marketing executives can excel during board meetings. In this post we show you how to use revenue data and marketing attribution successfully in your next board meeting. Show Good Financial Performance.

Report: Most Loyal B2B Customers Value Reliability in Companies

KoMarketing Associates

Previous research from Part 1 of Merkle Loyalty Solutions’ “The Ideal B-to-B Loyalty Program: What Should It Look Like” research indicated that marketers were placing a greater priority on acquiring new customers, rather than retention. Now, Part 2 is shedding light on what encourages existing customers to stick with a B2B provider over time. Part 2 of the report revealed that for the majority of North American customers (77 percent) reliability is what earns their loyalty.

Six Problems that can’t be Solved with Marketing Technology

Fusion Marketing Partners

In my column for CustomerThink last month titled, My Love/Hate Relationship With Sales and Marketing Technology: 6 Lessons Learned, I […]. Lead-to-Revenue Marketing Automation Marketing Technology lead-to-revenue marketing technology

Top 20 B2B Marketing Charts of 2017

Discover critical data and insights with MarketingCharts' most popular B2B marketing charts of 2017. This deck covers both the buyer’s and seller’s perspective across topics such as lead generation, vendor relationships, and content marketing.

Digital Transformation: What Does It Mean for Customer Experience Management?

Aberdeen CMO Essentials

Is digital transformation the new big data? Before we dive deeper into observing what digital transformation stands for and what it means for customer experience programs across all businesses, let’s go just a few years back down memory lane.

New MarTech Trends for the Building Materials Industry

Navigate the Channel

Marketing technology continues to grow as a dynamic hybrid discipline that is highly relevant to the building materials industry.

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How Marketing Financial Services to Millennials Revealed a Winning Formula for Digital Audiences

Content Standard

As a millennial marketer, one of my favorite parts of the work I do is reading studies about my generation.

6 actions for sales leaders to get the right sales content

Avitage

Sales performance suffers due to poor or missing situation-ready sales content. However, this is still a near universal B2B selling problem and performance constraint. Despite significant investments in sales and marketing content management technology, most B2B organizations don’t provide their sales and channel sales organizations enough of the right content. Sales content simply isn’t designed or created “on purpose.”

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GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

The coming month will test the boundaries of change management for marketing organizations (and their colleagues in sales, finance, IT and legal) as they ready their teams for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will go into effect May 2018. Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering. Not to say this isn’t understandable – a lot of rather quick changes must be made to ensure GDPR compliance, and they can feel overwhelming. However, some of the wisest B2B marketing experts continue to reiterate one very important point: GDPR, while causing significant stress now, will lead to more efficient and effective marketing and sales down the road.

ScribbleLive acquires ion interactive as interactive content thrives

chiefmartech

I know, I’m usually the poster child for celebrating “diversification” more than “consolidation” in the martech industry. But today I’ll celebrate the latter.

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Internal Communication with Video

Vidyard

For most of human existence, we’ve been trying to come up with ways to say things to people who aren’t in the room. There have been carrier pigeons, smoke signals, semaphores, trumpets, and now SMS, emails, voicemails, movies, emojis, and snaps. But does it ever compare to face-to-face interaction? Most would agree not. That’s because, with each of these forms, some of the messaging is lost.

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3 B2B Website Ideas for Establishing Credibility with Buyers

Golden Spiral

When marketing a B2B technology solution, good website design highlights the sophistication of your solution, the expertise of your team, and your ability to solve their problem. We'll cover each of those goals in this three-part series.

Lead Management: Lead Status Values

Marketing Converts

Our clients (just like all other organizations in B2B SaaS) use a lead/contact status field to trigger sales to call a contact and track and measure funnel performance. A client just asked me for a list of status values it should consider and why. Below are the lead status values we provided.

2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report

B2B marketers like you contributed their insights to Sagefrog’s annual B2B Marketing Mix Report, a valuable asset in planning your marketing strategy for the year ahead.

Customers Are Emotional. And Your Customer Experience Should Be, Too.

Type A Communications

September 21, 2017 by Carla Johnson Are you interested in adding more emotion to your marketing and customer experience? Contact me and let’s talk about how we. read more

Google Acquired a Team From HTC and It Surprised No One

Hubspot

Late last night -- at least, here on the East Coast -- a formal announcement was made that, if you're as obsessed with the business of mobile as we are, didn't exactly come as a surprise. The word: Google had acquired a team from mobile electronics company HTC in a $1.1 billion deal.

White Hat SEO: What Is It?

KEO Marketing

As you delve into the world of SEO, you will likely come across the phrase, “white hat SEO.”. What does this term mean?

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Should You Even Bother With Bots? An Expert Weighs In [Video]

Hubspot

If you're a human with internet access in 2017, you've probably talked to a bot recently -- even if you weren't fully aware of it.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers. But, connecting and building trust with buyers has never been harder. That's why we need to go beyond rational-logic based marketing to understand how our customers feel. Empathy is not just a “soft” skill, it's an incredibly powerful tool to understand customer motivation and increase lead conversion.

5 Reasons We’re Excited for #INBOUND17

Terminus

INBOUND 2017 is almost here, and the Terminus team couldn’t be more excited to take Boston by storm during HubSpot’s annual event. To get you even more hyped, we’ve compiled a list of five reasons we can’t wait for INBOUND 2017.

A Strategic Guide To Opportunity Management

Akoonu

The tremendous investment in developing and qualifying opportunities in accounts makes understanding which are winnable essential to every sales team’s success. When approached strategically, Opportunity Management is core to successful selling.

Shorten Your Sales Cycle with Pipeline Velocity Account-Based Marketing Campaigns [Templates]

Terminus

Supporting Sales Pipeline with Account-Based Marketing. Gone are the days of the sales handoff. With account-based marketing (ABM) , your marketing team should be actively involved in the sales process from first touch until the deal closes and beyond.

ion interactive Joins the ScribbleLive Content Experience Platform

ScribbleLive

The customer buying journey is no longer a straightforward and linear experience. With buyers entering complex webs of micro moments and touch points throughout their journey, companies struggle to deliver effective, relevant content aligned with customer expectations.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale.